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Posted by Ben K. on Saturday, February 14, 2004

Stay Tuned
Updated at 5:35 p.m.

As Spring Training for teams other than the Devil Rays looms on the horizon, out of nowhere, it appears as though the Yankees third baseman may end up being none other than Alex Rodriguez. In exchange, Alfonso Soriano will be headed to Texas. Of course, the two teams have to work out details in the contract and the issue of money. But if King George wants it, King George will get it. I'll be updating as this story unfolds, at least until 6 p.m. tonight and then tomorrow. So stay tuned. Meanwhile, here are the important links.

Newsday's original story

ESPN.com's story, saying the two teams are working on a deal, but it's not quite done yet.

MLB.com's report on the trade

The Fort Worth Star Telegram is reporting that the trade is done. All the two sides are waiting for is an approval from the Players' Association for some minor restructuring of Alex's gigantic contract. While this was the step that killed the Red Sox-Rangers deal a few weeks back, the Rangers and agent Scott Boras now know what the Association would consider to be an acceptable contract. If this report is true, this deal may be all but completed by tonight.

So keep checking back, and I'll keep you posted on this stunning development to a wild off-season.

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